Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by TastefulNudity:
4.59/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Not the first time I've had it. Last time I let a bomber sit too long in my fridge and it mellowed out way too much, I was underwhelmed. 12oz in to the trusty tulip.
Appearance: Honey orange. Beautiful for an IPA, almost perfect. Came to a nice head with a fair amount of retention and a small amount of lacing.
Smell: Citrus on top of citrus. Grapefruit, fresh orange flesh, hops. The first thing I thought when I cracked the bottle was "this is gonna be tasty." Little hint of sweet malt backbone to hold it together. Makes my mouth water.
Taste: Citrus rush that quickly fades in to hop bitterness. This is west coast IPA done right, and deserves to be a classic. Prickly carbonated grapefruit with a tiny pinch of sweetness before those hops hit you in the back of the tongue. Awesome. First sip can surprise you with the bitterness but subsequent sips are amazing.
Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation that fades out to a nice clean finish. Very smooth.
Overall: One of the classics, in my opinion this one and Victory at Sea put Ballast Point on the map. If you love IPAs and DIPAs, this is a must have.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2013 05:16:07 | More by TastefulNudity
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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